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My Dentist Said I Need To See A Hygienist For Two Years Now I’ve Given Up Smoking. Will It Really Take That Long?

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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Hello. I have very protruding front teeth and one missing to the side of them since my last bridge fell out. I need to have work done, does the gum health affect whether I can have work done or not? I have been to 2 dentists for a check up and one said I have fairly healthy gums and teeth but they would need for me to see the gum specialist for up to 2 years and I will need to stop smoking which I have done. I have become increasingly depressed after this news. I look forward to seeing your advice. Thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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A Piece Of My Bridge Recently Snapped Off. Is This A Common Problem And Do You Know What I Should Do?

Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Hi Andrew. I recently had a bridge fitted it is a two unit bridge. It looks like porcelain bonded to metal. However I broke a piece of the porcelain when it chipped off the metal, I had this fitted at a cost of 1200 euros. I thought it was complete porcelain and was a little shocked to find the metal and I phoned the dentist. They don’t seem very helpful and they kind of make you feel like it’s your fault. Is this a common problem you come across?

Thank you for your help and advice.


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Had A Bridge Fitted For Cosmetic Reasons But It’s Changed My Gum-line. Is There Anything I Can Do?

Friday, May 30th, 2014
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Hi Mark,

4 years ago I had 2 bridges fitted across my top front teeth for cosmetic reasons, partly to cover a discoloured tooth which had been bumped years before. When these were fitted, my gum line changed massively and looked terrible and I noticed my new tooth was discoloured like the previous one.

Now, 4 years later I am as self conscious of my new smile as I was of my old one and feel like I have paid £3000 for nothing. I have spoken to the dental practice but they have basically told me I have to live with it at the same time as admitting to me that they wouldn’t be happy using my smile as an advertisement for their cosmetic services.

What can I do if anything? 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Got Knocked Off My Bike And Fractured My Tooth. Would Treatment For This Be Available Through The NHS?

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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Hello,
I got knocked from my bike by a car last week and have fractured upper left 2, sublimed upper left 1 and chipped upper right 1. My dentist initially advised me to leave everything for a week and constantly wear my Invisalign aligner. I have done this and returned to the dentist today. I have been told this morning that upper left 2 has a vertical fracture with exposure of the nerve and needs to be removed. I have a few questions about treatment options. I have spent a lot of money and time over the last 5 years having orthodontic treatment and don’t want to have a noticeably abnormal tooth. What would be the best treatment option for this and would there be any way of getting some funding on the NHS to help pay for treatment?
Thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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I Am 17 Years Old And I’m Wondering If I’m A Suitable Candidate For Dental Implants?

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes,

I am 17 years old and have two congenitally missing lateral incisors. I underwent orthodontic treatment and received a bridge on the NHS. I was extremely unhappy with this bridge as it was very conspicuous and unnatural looking. I then switched dentists where I received a much more natural looking bridge but I am still not entirely happy with it. I was wondering whether I am a suitable candidate for dental implants. My current dentist suggests that from my X-rays that I am not as the available gum space is too small, from what I can remember it measured roughly 3mm on the left and 3.5mm on the right. It would be great to get your advice on this. Thank you!


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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I Have Been Quoted The Sum Of £1000 For Two Fixed Bridges. Is This A Fair Price?

Monday, May 19th, 2014
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Dear Mark. I have been quoted the sum of £1000 for two fixed bridges on the upper teeth. Is this a fair price? I am returning to my dentist today to get a breakdown of the costs involved.
My jaw is not suitable for implants.
Could you suggest any other options for replacing these teeth please? Also how long does a dental bridge last as I am concerned that I may have to pay this amount of money again in a few years.
Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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I Have To Clench My Teeth To Keep My Dentures In. I Would Be Grateful If You Could Help Me With This Matter?

Monday, May 12th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I would like to ask you what the cost of a full set of dental implants would be? I have an Ill fitting upper denture (this is the 3rd one) and I hate having it in my mouth. I am constantly having to clench my teeth to keep it in which gives me headaches. I have my bottom teeth, except a bridge of three in the front which really don’t match, needless to say I am very conscious of
this and don’t smile like I used to. I really don’t know what to do, can you help with this matter? I would be grateful if you can give me some advice.
Thank you.


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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I Don’t Like To Wear My Hard Denture. Can You Tell Me If The Rubber Ones Are More Comfortable?

Friday, May 9th, 2014
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Dear Andrew. I have had movement of one of my front teeth and the gum has receded back. It’s been like this for some time. The tooth itself is not loose but it has dropped down and is a bit twisted. For the past month I have had a bit of sensitive pain with it. I know it needs to come out but I’ve put it off as I already have one tooth missing. I have a hard denture which I dont like to wear as it covers the roof of my mouth and I don’t like the feel of it. I only wear it now and again as you can’t really tell. My problem is if I were to have the front tooth out I will need to wear a denture all the time and can’t stand the thought of a hard denture. My dentist has shown me a rubber type denture and I wondered if this might be the better option? Thanks.


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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My Gums Shrank Considerably And Now I Look 5 Years Older. Can Anything Be Done To Bring Back My Youthful Appearance?

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. I am a young looking 65 year old.
My dentist misjudged my gums while
preparing them for 8 span bridge he was having made for me. He removed too much and as a result I needed to have a crown lengthening. My gums
shrank considerably after I was healed.
I now look at least 5 years older than I
did before the surgery. Can anything be done to bring back my youthful
appearance? Should I reporting him
to the peer review board? Thank you. I look forward to your reply.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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I Have A Missing Central Incisor. What Would Be The Best Type Of Bridge For This Situation?

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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Hello Andrew, I need your advice. I have had a missing central incisor for around a year and I am currently wearing a denture at the moment. What is the best material for a bridge in this situation? Strength wise and aesthetically? I have been advised to try a Zirconia bridge. Could you tell me the material this is made from and how long is it likely to last and is it the best? My teeth and gums are healthy otherwise. Would bleaching affect already existing tooth coloured fillings or damage them? Thank you for your time.


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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